Published February 26, 2019 | Version v2
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High Mountain Asia glacier velocities 1999-2003 (Landsat 7)


This dataset contains the median glacier surface velocity for the Pamir-Karakoram-Himalaya for the years 1999-2003 (Landsat 7 SLC-ON only). The velocities has been obtained by feature-tracking of Landsat images spaced 1 year apart.

The folder contains the following fields at 120 m resolution in GeoTiff format:

- the velocity magnitude 'vel' (meters per year)

- the x/y velocity components x_vel/y_vel (meters per year)

- the associated errors err, x_err, y_err (meters per year)

- the standard deviation of all the merged velocities 'std' (meters per year)

- the number of image pairs that have been merged in the median


I recommend filtering data with error larger than 10 m/yr.

For more information and any use of the data, please refer to Dehecq, A., Gourmelen, N., Trouve, E., 2015. Deriving large-scale glacier velocities from a complete satellite archive: Application to the Pamir–Karakoram–Himalaya. Remote Sensing of Environment 162, 55–66.



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